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Adobe Target

110 Ratings

Google Analytics

Top Rated
1866 Ratings

Adobe Target

110 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Google Analytics

Top Rated
1866 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Adobe Target

1. We changed ship dates on individual product pages depending on customer location so they would have an accurate timeline for their orders. This really helped lower our volume of customer service calls on tracking orders.2. We have stores as well as an online presence. With Target we were able to advertise sales on b-stock items from our warehouse to our local customers without letting those that live outside a certain radius see the promo.3. If your marketing team doesn't have a tech background this software has a steep learning curve. There is quite a bit of manual configuration required. The image carousel is one example that we struggled with.
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Google Analytics

For optimizations of anonymous tracking, google analytics is second to none--and it's free! Unless you have extremely high traffic... then it get's very expensive very fast. It is well suited for tracking multiple sales channels, across multiple devices, and allows for very granular tracking. GA supports annotations, providing invaluable context when viewing trends.
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Pros

  • Because the software is established there is lots of online help available and most of the bugs have been worked out
  • Adobe has a vast supply of resources if your pockets are deep enough.
  • The dashboard is easy to follow and is getting more user-friendly. You no longer have to be an HTML wizard to implement changes.
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  • GA tracks user behaviors wonderfully
  • GA provides invaluable insights regarding the geographic dispersal of customers.
  • Paired with embeddable click events, GA is an indispensable solution for website conversion optimization.
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Cons

  • The product itself is great. I would like to see more improvement in the service department. Help can be hard to find for smaller companies. It literally took us months sometimes to have someone get back to us.
  • There are lots of products within the Adobe Cloud so there is a lot of clicking to get where you need to be. Having a single sign on or short cut for login would be nice.
  • Target is becoming more user-friendly but knowing code is a huge plus for this software. I have demoed other software with the same capabilities and in my opinion, having developer background is a huge benefit if you will be using Target vs. other competitors.
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  • They could simplify custom reporting. Especially when using customized data and drill downs. It is simple as it is, but at times, doesn't seem very flexible.
  • Goals are currently limited to 20 (unless you pay.) Analytics Premium is costly, but not compared to some of the other major players.
  • Google is constantly upgrading the user experience for Google Analytics. The good, is that they are improving it. The bad, if you only login to GA once a month, you may fumble around looking for features/options that you once knew.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Target6.3
Based on 24 answers
The software is so expensive that we can only use it in limited capacity. It does not simplify any work for our development team in our testing process. We also found that testing results from it weren't always accurate.
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Google Analytics7.0
Based on 47 answers
As long as our requirements of Google Analytics remains in the same proximity, I will continue to use and renew my use of Google Analytics. If it comes to a point where we are reaching a bazillion hits a month and require tracking thousands of channels, we may look at other solutions based on cost.
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Usability

Adobe Target1.1
Based on 4 answers
Interface is intuitive and easy to use.
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Google Analytics7.5
Based on 5 answers
Google Analytics provides a wealth of data, down to minute levels. That is it's greatest detriment: find the right information when you need it can be a cumbersome task. You are able to create shortcuts, however, so it can mitigate some of this problem. Google is continually refining Analytics, so I do not doubt there will be improvements
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Target6.1
Based on 4 answers
i don't think we use the full functionalities of the tool, but to use the full functions, it's almost impossible (Too hard)
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Google Analytics9.5
Based on 2 answers
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Performance

Adobe Target8.0
Based on 3 answers
The bottleneck is never the software program
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Support

Adobe Target7.0
Based on 6 answers
They have some idea of how to debug problems, but much of the time was spent on understanding hierarchical structure of the support team because escalation often slow
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Google Analytics4.0
Based on 5 answers
We typically have to go to a third party for support
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In-Person Training

Adobe Target8.1
Based on 3 answers
The instructor that came to train us was awesome and this training was very useful. I would recommend it for anyone who is going to be using this software. I only mark it lower because it is an added expense to an already expensive product, and a lot of the training covered the "Target" portion of the software (which again, we didn't use)
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Online Training

Adobe Target6.1
Based on 3 answers
The training was very easy to understand, however it would have been more useful to my development team than me. It was also primarily over-the-phone, which is never as easy to follow as in-person. We ended up scheduling and paying for an in-person training session to supplement the online/phone training because it wasn't helpful enough.
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Google Analytics10.0
Based on 2 answers
love the product and training they provide for businesses of all sizes. The following list of links will help you get started with Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented by Google Analytics.
  1. How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo’s how-to guide for beginners.
  2. A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics – A free eBook walking you through Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented.
  3. Getting to Know Your Google Analytics Dashboard – The title says it all! This is a brief post with one goal: to introduce you to the Google Analytics dashboard.
  4. Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports– This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented.
  5. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 1: Setup – A video presentation that walks you through Google Analytics setup.
  6. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 2: Essential Stats – A video presentation that introduces you to some of the most important data being presented in Google Analytics.
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Implementation

Adobe Target7.2
Based on 5 answers
Was implemented at our organization before I began working with it.
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Google Analytics5.0
Based on 6 answers
I don't think we spent enough time work GA before switching from IBM
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Alternatives Considered

We have looked at Optimizely but at this point are sticking with Test & Target. We like the integration it has with our Analytics tools such as Ad Hoc and SiteCatalyst. Also, we feel that Adobe has some interesting products that we would like to dig into in the future such as Audience Manager.
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Both tools have their place. Both can do things the other cannot. One is free, or near free if you're a Premium subscriber, while the 'O' software can cost considerable $$$. We often run them in parallel for sanity checks, but ultimately GA is the go to for new and proto sites. Now with the features gained from the update to Universal Analytics, it's more powerful than ever.
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Return on Investment

  • Our site is primarily motivated to generate more traffic and conversions (leads) for our clients. In using this software, we had hoped to optimize our traffic and lead generating pieces so that we maximized signups.
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  • Being able to offer a billable, monthly service to clients.
  • After discovering inbound links, being able to create effective social media content.
  • Showing clients that the capital they have invested in has paid off.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Target

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Google Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details